9th Annual 50 50 Show! Grand Opening September 1

Sanchez Art Center
1220 Linda Mar Blvd
Pacifica, CA


September 1 – October 1
Opening Reception: Friday, September 1, 8-9:30 pm
Gallery Hours: (after Sept 1) Fri, Sat, Sun 1-5 pm



The Sanchez Art Center 50|50 Show—a juried show of California artists who undertake the challenge of producing 50 small pieces of art over 50 days—provides an amazing visual experience.

The ticketed 50|50 Show Preview on Friday, Sept 1, 6–8 pm (SOLD OUT), is a fundraiser that supports the Sanchez Art Center’s programs that Create Community through Art. This is your opportunity to see the show in its entirety—all 3,200 pieces!—and reserve your purchases. After 8 pm, doors open to the public, and work starts flying off the walls.

The Art of Handmade Books

Pacific Art League
668 Ramona St, Palo Alto

Wednesdays, 6:30 – 9 pm in the Main Gallery
Two six-week sessions starting Sept. 27

Price: $192.00 plus $25 materials fee payable to instructor.

Drop ins welcome–no registration required!
Drop in to any class for only $40 plus $5 materials fee.

Students learn basic bookbinding skills, use of tools and bookbinding terminology. Students take home a finished book each week.   Course covers traditional and modern bookbinding techniques including sewn and woven book structures.  All skill levels are welcome. Course may be repeated as each session covers different binding types.

Session One: September 27 – November 1
Session Two: November 8 – December 13 *No class November 22

Register Now!




Landscape, Seascape and Cityscape

October 6 -26, 2017


Pacific Art League
668 Ramona St
Palo Alto

Opening Reception: October 6th

In the month of October, the Pacific Art League gallery will be displaying a variety of artists who showcase a high sensibility of how to connect with their surroundings. Whether the content depicts urban, sea, or landscape, these artists demonstrate developing and mature stylistic approaches to the perennial question of visual fidelity.

Award Judge: Darren Kerr, Bay Area Artist

Book Arts Jam



One Day Only

Sunday, October 15, 2017, 11am-5pm

Palo Alto Elks Lodge
4249 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, California
Admission & Parking are Free!



The Book Arts Jam is a celebration of the book & print arts.  Jam2017 will feature:

  • An Exhibitor Hall featuring Book, Print & Paper Artists with work for sale and exhibition
  • Exhibition of artists’ books by Bay Area Book Artists
  • Boutique including a wide range of new and used art- and book art-related books, prints, handmade papers, etc.
  • Make-&-Take Activities
  • Continuous Letterpress Printing Demonstration

The Book Arts Jam is a volunteer-run event sponsored Bay Area Book Artists (BABA). BABA is a small, grassroots book arts community. Founder Jone Small Manoogian describes BABA as “a warm and friendly, loosely-organized group of artists, who support one another in all aspects of creating books.” Members meet twice a month to share information about upcoming exhibitions, demonstrate new skills, problem-solve works in progress, trade materials, and enjoy the company of others who are passionate about book arts.

Membership is free and open to anyone who would like to join us.

Visit BookArtsJam.org or BABA’s Web site to learn more.